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unsettled weather continues this afternoon into tomorrow morning. clearing for sunday and then now we are putting a chance of rain in the forecast for monday and clearing on tuesday, chance of rain on wednesday, so a little bit of everything for the following week. let's talk traffic. and if you are about to hit the roads now they are dry for now. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. looks good heading towards san francisco. and we'll show you one more live traffic camera if we can click past this. there we go, the nimitz, 880 in oakland, flowing nicely so far. we have a check of mass transit coming up, muni rides are free today. we'll tell you why. in the meantime, back to you guys. 4:31. an 18-year-old shot outside a bart station is out of surgery this morning and is expected to survive. bart police found the victim in the parking lot of the pittsburg-bay point station a few minutes before 7:00 last night. he was taken quickly to a hospital in walnut creek with life-threatening injuries. police say the shooting had something to do with a car crash in the parking lot.
tilt they don't have any suspects at this time. bart trains were also shut down near the concord station last night after reports of a man with a gun at the station. this happened a short time after the pittsburg shooting but police say it was not related. for the second time in less than 24 hours, bay area police shoot a suspect. the most recent, at a gas station in el cerrito just after 6:30 last night. police say they found a man beating a woman with a pistol at a chevron station at san pablo and potrero avenues. two officers opened fire hitting the man. he is in critical condition. the contra costa d.a.'s office is investigating the shooting. we know the name of the man killed by police in walnut creek yesterday identified as 22-year-old anthony banta. police got a 911 call from a screaming woman at the diablo point apartments at about 3:00 yesterday morning. when officers arrived, they say they were confronted by banta, who was armed. but so far, they haven't said
what that weapon was. it is 4:32 now. even city leaders commit crime in oakland is out of control. but help is on the way. as linda yee reports, a former big city police chief has been hired to offer the city some help. reporter: 127 homicides in oakland so far this year, the highest in five years. some people are afraid to just go out. >> i work in east oakland, and it's really scary going to work and coming out every day. >> reporter: the mayor and the police chief agree, crime is out of control. >> we have to try something different. >> reporter: that something new comes in the form of a $250,000 consultant to the police department. legendary lawman bill bratton. he is the former new york police commissioner and los angeles police chief who drastically reduced violent crime during his tenure in both cities. >> if anyone can straighten out the terrible problems that oakland has with the police, he
can. >> reporter: former san jose police chief and now hoover institution fellow joe mcnamara says bratton is known for being tough on crime and gangs and is a genius at getting the community to work with police. >> previous chief that they hired from the outside left and said he didn't get the kind of support he needed to do the job. and i think this is a sign that they are willing to give someone who is competent that kind of support. >> reporter: chief jordan will take a page out of bratton's strategy and reimplement neighborhood policing. but instead of citywide, he will start with dividing east oakland into two districts. >> we build trust and we hold the captains and the command officers responsible for knowing about crime, addressing crime. >> reporter: some residents say bringing in a new consultant isn't the only solution. >> it might tamp some of it down just like putting armed guards on street corner might tamp some of it down but it
won't make people's lives better. i live over in the rolling 20s and people amiserable because they have no hope and they have no money. >> that was linda yee reporting. bill bratton is also known for improving police morale. he will start working with the department early next year. in some other bay area news on this friday an armed robbery is caught on camera in fairfield. police say one of two men pulled out a handgun sunday when a 7-eleven clerk opened up the cash register. no word on how much they got. this is one of two armed robberies to happen within just minutes of one another in fairfield and police believe the suspects are related to both crimes. police say a contra costa county police officer came home to find three burglars inside his house. it happened wednesday night in antioch. the officer tried to chase the suspects but stopped when one of them fired a shot into the air. apparently with a gun that was
stolen from that officer's home. >> at this point it appears to be completely random. like many cities in the bay area, our residential burglaries are on the rise and have been for quite a while. >> last month, an officer in brentwood shot and wounded a suspected burglar in his home. oakland may top the headlines but it isn't alone when it comes to crime on the rise. san jose is also dealing with more crime and fewer officers. but as cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us, one group is going the extra mile to take their neighborhood back. reporter: >> something that doesn't look right. >> reporter: with a rising number of property crimes and a decreasing number of police officers, bud pyle decided to take action. >> the number one thing we're looking for is somebody sitting in aer can for a few minutes, looking around or leaning on a car. >> reporter: pyle and several other volunteers from the eden neighborhood association are taking the concept of the neighborhood watch to a whole new level. >> i said, we're going to do it. and starting tomorrow, we're
going to drive the neighborhood and every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we got volunteers to did it. >> reporter: pyle and his team are focusing their driving patrols during the day because that's when home burglaries are occurring when many people are at work and school. >> we are very well armed. we have a pad and pencil. we have a camera. and we have a cell phone. and if we see anything that we want and on, we'll call the police, 911. >> reporter: as san jose operates with fewer officers, spokesman jason dwyer says response times to property crimes have been going up. >> we understand we're still on the hook for responding to property crimes, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts but at the same time our number one priority is reducing violent crime. >> reporter: police say they are happy to see citizens go the extra mile but only to a point. >> that's our true message. we want you to become involved. there's nothing wrong with driving around reporting suspicious activity. don't intervene. it could end violently. >> reporter: suzie walks her dog in the neighborhood almost every day and says she has
noticed the new patrols out on the streets. >> i think we have to be as neighbors -- to watch out for each other and keep an eye because there isn't enough police so i think it is important. this afternoon, president obama will meet with congressional leaders in the latest effort to find a way to avoid the "fiscal cliff." but as cbs reporter tara mergener test us, it's not clear if there is enough time to get a bill through congress before january 1. reporter: the "fiscal cliff" is still a few days away. but business owners don carlino says he is already feeling the impact. >> a lot of our customers are holding back. they are apprehensive. they are not committing to projects. they're not -- you know, they are waiting to see what's going to happen with the "fiscal cliff." >> reporter: and hope is fading that congress can get a deal done before tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1. >> i am not optimistic. >> reporter: even congressional
leaders are skeptical. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: president obama has invited nancy pelosi, john boehner, mitch mcconnell and harry reid to the white house this afternoon for a "fiscal cliff" summit. >> here we are five days from the new year, and we might finally start talking. >> reporter: today's white house meeting might be the last chance to come to an agreement. that's because it takes time for a bill to work its way through both chambers of congress. >> i don't know time-wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: under senate rules the only way a bill could make its way through the procedure hurdles in time is if every senator agrees not to slow the progress. the house will be back here sunday night giving them just more than 24 hours to vote on any bill the senate works out. outside the beltway, carlino will be watching. >> everybody's kind of in a wait-and-see and fingers crossed perspective right now. >> reporter: since 1930, this is only the fifth time congress
has worked after christmas. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. it is nearly 4:40 now. secretary of state hillary clinton plans to return to work next week after a three-week absence from the hill. she has been recovering from that concussion from when she fainted while fighting a stomach virus. a spokesman says she is looking forward to resuming her schedule. on the schedule, testifying before congress about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya this past september. time now 4:40. still ahead, the nation bids farewell to "stormin' norman." >> struggling libraries. a bright knew chapter on the horizon, how someone else's struggle could provide a chance to turn the page. >> plus it's possibly the most magnificent bay area home no one has ever lived in. we'll take you inside to see what $25 million can buy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
an american icon this morning. general "stormin' norman" schwartzkopf. >> the retired general died of complications from pneumonia in tampa, florida yesterday. teresa garcia has a look back at the general's life. reporter: general h. norman schwartzkopf achieved military fame and international acclaim as a war hero. he commanded the u.s.-led operation desert storm a coalition of some 30 countries that successfully drove saddam saddam's forces out of kuwait in 1991. the ground war lasted just 100 hours. >> this is sand from the liberated beaches of kuwait is what this is. and we're very proud to be able to -- >> reporter: schwartzkopf was born in 1934 in trenton, new jersey. he followed his father's footsteps to west point. in 1966 he volunteered to serve in vietnam becoming a highly decorated combat soldier. his nickname was "stormin' norman," referring to his
notoriously explosive temper. >> you're going around or over and is that why there's' little opposition. >> we'll go around, over, through, on top, under neat and any other way! >> reporter: desert storm topped his 34-year military career. president george h.w. bush award him the medal of freedom and the genoas given a hero's welcome back on u.s. soil. >> great to be home, thank you. >> reporter: schwartzkopf enjoyed a high post-war profile but the self-proclaimed political independent dismissed suggestions he run for office. he campaigned for former president george w. bush in 2000 but was ambivalent about the 2003 invasion of iraq. schwartzkopf retired to tampa, florida, where he served his last assignment as commander-in- chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. teresa garcia, cbs news. well, it's 4:44 now. let's take a look at traffic and weather. and weather is first but you get to do both, don't you? >> i do. we're two-fisting it today. weather-wise at least we're quiet for now.
but bring the umbrella with you just in case because by this afternoon, things are changing. we are watching that low pressure system and it's just off to the coast. we have that green stuff sitting on our hi-def doppler. we'll show it to you a little later. but in the meantime, dry to start, plenty of clouds in the afternoon, cool, showers and then the rain continues into the weekend at least for saturday. so that low is on approach right now going to bring us showers, that high brought us blue clear skies yesterday. that's out of here. that's now moving farther inland so, yeah, definitely bring the umbrella. we'll try to time the out for with you futurecast. you can see more clouds continuing to roll in in the morning. and then just after noon that's when we first start to see this storm head our way. it's going to be light rain starting in the north bay and then continuing farther south. pretty scattered by the way throughout the afternoon and evening. so not going to be a total washout. but we will get wet through tomorrow morning, it looks like, at least the first half of saturday. if you are doing any traveling around northern california, might be a good day to hit
tahoe. 31 degrees there. should be dry. they're expecting snow later on tomorrow. in the meantime, we have rain far northern california, eureka, ukiah, and towards the central valley. highs today cooler than yesterday. it's going to be cold out there only 50 degrees in fairfield, 52 in santa rosa, and close to mid-50s low to mid-50s in oakland and fremont. so here's your forecast over the next several days. once again, rain by this afternoon continues to be unsettled into tomorrow. sunday we should clear out. and then during the day on monday new year's eve, it looks like we could get hit with a new chance of rain. this is a new thing we have added to our seven-day forecast just this morning. it looks like right now new year's eve plans at night won't be impacted by the rain. it looks clear new year's day. and then unsettled again on wednesday. so the roads right now are quiet on this friday morning. so far, we have had not bad traffic all week long because a lot of folks have this week off during christmas. here's a live look at the bay
bridge toll plaza. no metering lights, no delay. we sent our photographer this morning down to palo alto. so this is a live look at 101 near university. headlights are moving southbound overall both directions super light this morning. not a lot of roadwork out there, either. i just checked in with caltrans. it's a quiet start to the morning drive. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. they have not done some of these lane changes yet so we'll let you know as soon as they do. 880 is fine if you are passing the oakland coliseum. headlights are heading southbound towards oakland airport. the altamont pass commute is so far delay-free. south bay check, you are doing good according to your live drive time sensors and all mass transit on time, muni by the way 100th anniversary offering free rides all day long. that's a check of traffic and weather. back to you guys. >> thank you. the storms have passed for now, but there appears to be a delayed impact. a portion of a cliff collapsed at baker beach yesterday in san francisco one of the trails there now closed. the collapse is likely the result of all the rain we have had the past couple of weeks.
crews are putting finishing touches on the devil's slide tunnels in san mateo county and opening had been projected for now but that's pushed back to two or three months. the tunnel through san pedro mountain is largely finished but operating systems are still being installed so drivers will have to use the winding coastal roads a bit longer. it is 4:48 now. today san francisco's muni is holding its 100th birthday party starting at 5 a.m. when rides are free of charge. and they are available to everyone for the next 24 hours. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran here in the city with more on the muni centennial and all those free rides, too. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, frank. we're actually near the intersection of geary and market, where the first muni line ran 100 years ago from downtown here all the way to 33rd avenue. now, today, the municipal railway serves 200 million passengers a year on a network of 63 bus routes, a light rail
system, three cars and three cable car lines. now, prior to muni's existing the city's public transit involved horse-drawn buggies. to celebrate service on all of muni including the cable cars, they will be free starting at 5 a.m. today until 5 a.m. tomorrow. originally muni was planning to charge riders 5-cent fare. instead, they decided to go with a free cost. but 5 cents was the original fare about 100 years ago. now, this won't be the last time that muni will be offering free rides to its passengers. they will do it again new year's eve as they have done for the past 13 years. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. from big stores like borders to small ones like stacey's, life has been brutal for bookstores but there may be brighter days ahead, as cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman explains, long-struggling libraries are seeing a chance to finally turn the page. reporter: >> reporter: shelve this with the nonfiction the story of the scrappy hero who hangs in there
after being down for the count. check it out. shhh. [ not that it's a see contract, but libraries are making a comeback -- not that it's a secret, but libraries are making a comeback in a big way. >> reporter: that's the story here. san francisco libraries for instance gained 40,000 new card- carrying members last year. that's a hike of 10%. while bookstores are dying, libraries are flourishing and changing. >> it's not the grandmother's library. >> reporter: luis herrera is san francisco's city librarian american librarian of the year as a matter of fact. ebooks now make up 5% of circulation. could you borrow them for a couple of weeks then they just disappear from your screen. is or go old school. there's a typewriter room if you have to fill out a form or for whatever reason you might need a machine that young visitors may have never seen before. you might see young people like it couple out of the cold kanoodling on the rug. >> we are homeless people in the streets! >> reporter: the library is open to anyone. [ screaming ]
>> not touching you! >> you wrong! you should took me in a room! >> reporter: the pages of the big city play out here and can turn quickly. this library has its own city social worker here full time. >> and it's been a real success. as a matter of fact, it's been a model nationwide in how to work with another agency to provide a service that is needed. >> reporter: but, of course, the main service here is providing books. >> sometimes i read one book a week so that's like four books a month so i save thousands of dollars a year. >> reporter: even if she could find a bookstore, where she could spend her money. mike sugerman, cbs 5. >> when was the last time you went to the library. >> the last time -- i have kids so they love going to the libraries. >> it's been a while for me. it's 4571 on your friday now -- 4:51 on your friday. the dangers pedestrians and drivers face navigating one of the bay area's busiest cities and a tour of a piece of a bay
it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. here's a live look at our exclusive cbs 5 hi-def doppler. you can see the low pressure system. we have a storm off the coast. here's a live look at some roadways in the bay area. they are doing lane changes across the golden gate bridge . bay bridge and san mateo bridge flowing nicely. for traffic and weather coming up. >> thank you. this next story reminds me, i need to win the lottery very soon. [ laughter ] >> you need a new house. >> no kidding. that's because a waterfront
villa in belvidere will be auctioned off sunday. it's on the southwest tip of the exclusive island with stunning views of san francisco. it could get up to $25 million but as don ford shows us you don't have to have all the cash up front. reporter: it's one of the finest homes in the country and quite possibly one of the finest view homes in the world. and this sunday it will be sold at auction. meet olivia decker realtor to the stars. if you have the money, then in her eyes, you're a star. >> it's the largest home in belvidere. i call it the virgin home. no one has lived here yet. >> reporter: incredible world class views from just about every room. the deck alone is over 5,000 square feet. the master suite on the third floor opens out to the golden gate bridge. the entire city looks close enough to touch. and, of course, there's a home theater, wine cellar and
private pool complete with art. the wildlife flies and swims just yards away. and this beauty has brains, too. half dozen wall-mounted ipads control lights, temperatures and, yes, security cameras. but there's one big question. there's an old saying that says if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it. well, clearly i can't afford it so i'm asking. guy masters is a consultant working with olivia. >> it's opened to register bidders only. in order to be a registered bidder you need a $300,000 cashiers check. >> reporter: that only gets you in the door bid. the starting bid will be $25 million. but it's believed the price will top $45 million. in belvidere, don ford, cbs 5. >> okay. so everyone here including the producer and director say you need to buy it and then invite us all over. >> 300k not a problem. my payments are going through the roof though. i have to finance what $41
million? what a beautiful -- my question is, how come it hasn't sold? >> it's expensive! that's why. >> some movie star out there has all that do re mi. >> come on. >> san francisco, right at your fingertips? we'll come over every night. it is 4:57. coming up, san francisco taking action against distract walking. >> and the city has a gift for commuters. >> it is a centennial celebration muni is celebrating 100 years in san francisco. the best part is they are giving you a present. we'll tell you what it is in just a moment. >> all right, cate. plus despite thousands of american parents waiting for their new additions, vladimir putin stops u.s. adoptions of russian children. coming up. ,,,, share everything.
linda marie macdonald. a "fiscal cliff" hanger face to face negotiations resuming. but can congress finally come to a compromise or will we hit the clock when it strikes 12? >> another strike could stop movement at docks along the east coast and cost the u.s. billions. >> and we got light rain already inching closer and closer towards the bay area. rain already falling in parts of eureka. we'll tell you when it's going to hit the roads here. in the meantime, let's talk traffic. here's a look at the dublin interchange. busy at westbound 580. a check of mass transit coming up. good morning. it's friday, december 28, i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm michelle griego. time now is 5:00. we're following some breaking news now. oakland police are working this morning at two crime scenes where three people were killed overnight. at 1 a.m., two people were shot to death in the 800 block of meade avenue in west oakland then at 2:30, one person